Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-17-2007, 01:23 AM
ryon ryon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default NVIDIA Legacy cards
I have a NVIDIA Riva TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro graphic card. This is apparently a "legacy GPU".

The NVIDIA website says I will need a 1.0-71xx series driver, but there is no such PBI, and it appears that none is being written.

The 9746 and the 8774 PBI's will not work. Am I out of luck?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-17-2007, 01:34 AM
dracheflieger dracheflieger is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater State of Northern Kaliforneea
Posts: 2,880
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default
Welcome to the forums ryon. You are not out of luck but you will need your sources and the ports tree. Read chapter 5 of the Quick Guide on your desktop to see how.

Once you get those, you can install it from the ports tree. You will need to open konsole, su to root and
Code:
cd usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-7184 && make install clean && reboot
and that will install it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-17-2007, 04:33 AM
ryon ryon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default
That was sure easy, thanks!

How do I check what I just did?

"sysctl -a" shows:

hw.nvidia.agp.card.rates: 4x 2x 1x
hw.nvidia.agp.card.fw: not supported
hw.nvidia.agp.card.sba: not supported
hw.nvidia.agp.card.registers: 0x1f000007:0x00000000
hw.nvidia.agp.status.status: disabled
hw.nvidia.agp.status.driver: n/a (unused)
hw.nvidia.agp.status.rate: n/a (disabled)
hw.nvidia.agp.status.fw: n/a (disabled)
hw.nvidia.agp.status.sba: n/a (disabled)
hw.nvidia.version: NVIDIA FreeBSD x86 Kernel Module 1.0-7184 Tue Aug 1 19:48:41 PDT 2006
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableVia4x: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableALiAGP: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.NvAGP: 1
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableAGPSBA: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.EnableAGPFW: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs: 1
hw.nvidia.registry.Mobile: 4294967295
hw.nvidia.registry.ResmanDebugLevel: 4294967295
hw.nvidia.registry.FlatPanelMode: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.DevicesConnected: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.VideoEnhancement: 0
hw.nvidia.registry.RmLogonRC: 1
hw.nvidia.cards.0.model: RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro
hw.nvidia.cards.0.irq: 11
hw.nvidia.cards.0.vbios: ??.??.??.??.??
hw.nvidia.cards.0.type: AGP

Does this look reasonable?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-17-2007, 05:09 AM
dracheflieger dracheflieger is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater State of Northern Kaliforneea
Posts: 2,880
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default
Looks like soup to me ;-)

You might try glxgears at the command line.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-18-2012, 09:19 PM
jtappin jtappin is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default
Originally Posted by dracheflieger View Post
Welcome to the forums ryon. You are not out of luck but you will need your sources and the ports tree. Read chapter 5 of the Quick Guide on your desktop to see how.

Once you get those, you can install it from the ports tree. You will need to open konsole, su to root and
Code:
cd usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-7184 && make install clean && reboot
and that will install it.
Should this still work the same?

I've just installed PCBSD on a machine with an Nvidia Fx5200 -- which I know needs the 173 drivers.

I did select both ports and src at install.

However when I try to make the dirver I get:
Code:
[james@amarice] /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173# make install clean
===>  Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
===>  License NVIDIA accepted by the user
===>  Found saved configuration for nvidia-driver-173.14.31
=> NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-173.14.31.tar.gz is not in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173/../nvidia-driver/distinfo.
=> Either /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173/../nvidia-driver/distinfo is out of date, or
=> NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-173.14.31.tar.gz is spelled incorrectly.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173.
N.B. This was the second try, hence the saved configuration.

Is the port broken or have I missed something?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
System Hangs with nVidia legacy pcbsd 1.4 - solved pheet Graphics Cards 0 01-23-2008 04:50 PM
[WTA] PC-BSD supports for ATI cards rachmat_hidayat General Support 2 01-17-2008 08:10 PM
Legacy NVIDIA driver bdquick General Questions 0 06-27-2006 01:00 AM
Old soundblaster cards popey FreeBSD Help 0 07-30-2005 11:56 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright 2005-2010, The PC-BSD Project. PC-BSD and the PC-BSD logo are registered trademarks of iXsystems.
All other content is freely available for sharing under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.